08/23/14 8:43am

Weeks ago, I re-introduced the Saturday palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on Red Brick Town. During the week, I post things going on in the neighborhood, about road closures, and news/events happening in the Alexandria, Virginia community. So I thought maybe one post during the week could just be for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.

For this week, The Holderness Family, who have some terrific videos, are back with a cool back-to-school parody for this week’s palate cleanser.

Enjoy!

back-to-school
08/23/14 8:29am

Sometimes it is easy to forget how much the area you live in has to offer. The Washington DC area is famous for its monuments and politics, but did you know it also has a rich musical scene, complete with talented local bands?

Continuing the tradition of showcasing local music with the #MusicSaturday hashtag, here’s local group The Glimpses performing ‘Kiss Me Before I Sleep’ at the Old Town Theater. You can see our previous Music Saturday posts at this link.

You can find out more information about The Glimpses at this link.

The Glimpses
08/23/14 7:41am

Your extraordinary home for sale in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

This 3 bedroom townhouse is located at 833 North Alfred Street in the Old Town Commons neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Open house is tomorrow (8/24). Check out the kitchen!

Via the listing

4 level TH in north Old Town! Kitchen w/ upgraded granite, marble & glass backsplash, stainless steel appliances & oversized sink w/ built-in cutting board. Master suite w/ dual vanity marble & tile bath, built-out walk-in closet. 2 add beds w/ ensuite baths. Roof top terrace, family room, 2 car garage, rear deck w/ gas, 5 blocks Braddock metro – Easy to 395, GW pkwy, rt. 1 – OPEN SUN 8/24 2-4PM

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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08/22/14 5:32pm

Art Materials Market  at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Image via Facebook


Artists from the greater metropolitan area will be at the Torpedo Factory Art Center tomorrow – Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 10:00 AM to sell and swap their gently used art supplies, tools, materials and ephemera for sale or trade during the 2nd Annual Artist Material Market.

The Torpedo Factory is located at 105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. For more information on this event, visit this link.

08/22/14 1:49pm

I was looking for something else for our Flashback Friday post when I came across this fantastic speech by President Harry S. Truman (who was raised Presbyterian) at Westminster Presbyterian Church located in the Cameron Mills area of Alexandria. President Truman spoke during the cornerstone laying of the church Sanctuary on November 23, 1952.

For more information on the history of Westminster Presbyterian, visit this link.

Westminster Presbyterian Church (Alexandria, Virginia)
08/22/14 1:11pm

Via Twitter, the wait staff at King Street Blues in Old Town Alexandria completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and also donated $700 toward the cause. They challenged Austin Grill, Columbia Firehouse and Jackson 20 who now have 24 hours.

King Street Blues

King Street Blues by James Sullivan, on Flickr